This program is established within the body of vocational school to train well-equipped technical staff for the departments of prosthesis and orthesis common in our country. It is obvious that the training of personnel with a mastery of techniques in the manufacturing of artificial organs (prostheses) that will substitute for the functions of the following organs though partially in case of the loss of hand, foot and similar organs or the making of auxiliary devices (ortheses) applied to the organs of the body required to be protected or repaired. It is gradually understood that there is a quick need for the well-equipped technical personnel. This program trains health technicians (as prosthesis and orthesis technicians) who are well-equipped to meet the needs for technical personnel. This program is designed to train the health technicians well-equipped enough to manufacture the prostheses that can substitute for the legs and arms lost for various reasons and for their functions and the durable, aesthetic and functional ortheses for the purpose of alleviating the pain, increasing the function, immobilizing, correcting and supporting.

Prosthesis and orthesis technicians can work in the prosthesis and auxiliary tools workshops and the rehabilitation departments of the university, public and private hospitals and practice their profession by opening their own workshops, as well. The need for the graduates of this program, which has recently been opened in our country and which gives scientific training and education on prosthesis and orthesis, is high and so they can find a job easily. Those who graduate from the program successfully can complete their undergraduate degree by passing to the Departments of Biomedical Engineering, Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation if they can succeed in the external transfer exam of OSYM.


The syllabus of the Program of Prosthesis and Orthesis consists of courses containing information that can be used in every stage of working life. Mechanical Physics, Prosthesis I, Technical Drawing, Orthesis, Prosthesis, Kinesiology-Biomechanics and Biomechanical Principles in Prosthesis are some of the courses in the syllabus. Besides these courses, our students are taught the courses of Quality and Accreditation in Health, Public Health, Neurology and Anatomy.

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PROF. DR. Hacı Mustafa ÖZDEMİR